Category: Fire Department News

Conclusion of Fire Department’s Adult Explorers Program

The Champaign Fire Department Recruitment Team and the City of Champaign Human Resources Department are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the 2022 Firefighter Adult Explorers Program (AEP).  The AEP was a partnership between the City of Champaign and the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission Workforce Development Program and ran for 6 weeks, ending […]


City Holds Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

The City of Champaign and our community continue to honor the commitment to never forget those tragically lost on September 11th. The Champaign Fire Department, with assistance from the Police Department, held the annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony September 11th at West Side Park.  Those in attendance heard comments from Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen, Fire Chief […]


Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more.  Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 205 W Park Ave $892,653 08/25/22 Alteration Offices 1300 S Neil St $419,855 08/31/22 New Utility Bldg         2022 Overall […]


2022 Champaign Fire Department Pinning Ceremony

On June 30, 2022, the Communications Division worked with the Fire Department to record CFD’s 6th in-person Pinning Ceremony. A pinning ceremony is a special occasion which allows family and friends to share in either a promotion or being newly hired by the Fire Department. During this year’ event, 27 new or promoted firefighters were […]


City Hosts Firefighter Recruitment Meeting

A very successful and well attended Firefighter recruitment, virtual information session was held on August 17, 2022.  A total of 38 potential applicants pre-registered for the virtual informational session. Staff from the Fire and Human Resources Departments, along with a representative from the National Testing Network presented on various topics, including: CFD’s history; daily firefighter […]


Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 503 S Chestnut $450,000 08/01/22 Addition Event Center 505 S Chestnut $450,000 08/01/22 Alteration Event Center         2022 Overall Construction […]


2022 Firefighter Recruitment Now Open

Staff from the Fire and Human Resources Departments collaborated to launch the 2022 Firefighter recruitment process. Applications will be accepted at NationalTestingNetwork.com through September 23, 2022. The testing process will culminate with the 2023-2025 Eligibility List that is scheduled to be approved by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners in February 2023. In addition […]